Arts programs are essential in a community to help older adults get involved and remain an important part of their communities. Community based arts programming helps older people as the keepers of culture remain dynamic members of society and provides younger generations with positive role models encouraging a strong sense of meaning and purpose in healthy living in vital communities. In this section you will find all the information on our website including news, events, stories, research and more pertaining to community arts programming.

The Senior Pops Orchestra out of Long Island is comprised of a wide range of ages, from 20-somethings to octogenarians, and are able to connect through the commonality of the Orchestra.

Joan Jeffri, formerly Director of Arts Administration at Columbia University and now heading the Research Center on Arts and Culture at the National Center for Creative Aging and author of the book Above Ground, tackles the question of whether older professional artists have better health or wel

More than 70 new Senior Theatre plays have been published, expanding the number of works available for older performers. The shows were chosen from hundreds of submissions for ArtAge’s newly released 2014 Senior Theatre Resource Center catalog.

Sound therapy has been in practice for more than 25 years and has been used since the 1940’s in nursing homes and elderly care facilities.

The Society for Contemporary Craft’s Satellite Gallery is being presented in the lobby of Steel Plaza T-Station in downtown Pittsburgh. The travelling exhibit features 13 ceramic sculptures by artist George Roby and 28 black-and-white photographs by Herbert Ascherman Jr.

At the Queen of Angels Academy, an all-girls school in Dorval, Quebec, Canada, 16 students received valuable life lessons from outside the classroom. The girls were paired up with local older adults and spent multiple two-hour sessions delving into the details of their lives.

CEO Mark D. Weiner reflects on his involvement with the Council for Jewish Elderly (CJE) and is now in his 10th year as CEO and President of the organization. Throughout his years working with Jewish older adults Mr. Weiner has incorporated many art activities into the programs run by CJE.

June was Seniors’ Month in Welland, Ontario, Canada. The purpose of the month was to recognize and celebrate everything that older adults do for the local community. They kicked off the month with an event at the Welland Community Wellness Complex.

The Anchor Community Band, comprised of 350 residents throughout the Anchor housing network for seniors, wrote and performed their own song titled See Yourself and recorded the work of art. The single was released on Monday with all proceeds going to the charity, Contact the Elderly.

The NoHo Senior Arts Colony in New York City is a colony of former, up-and-coming and current artists. The only requirement is that each resident must be 62 years or older.